Defence and Strategic Studies Quiz

1. Where is the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre located ?
(A) Dhaka
(B) Bangkok
(C) Kathmandu
(D) Jakarta

2. A flash flood is a flood which :
(A) Is caused by continuous heavy rain
(B) Occurs only in urban areas
(C) Occurs suddenly and unexpectedly and for a short duration
(D) Is caused by blocking of drains

3. (1) The September terrorist attacks on W.T.C. have put new emphasis on strategies of prevention and pre-emption.
(2) Terrorist attacks will demand even better intelligence than the strategies of containment and deterence.
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2) are correct
(B) (1) is right and (2) is wrong
(C) (1) is wrong and (2) is right
(D) (1) and (2) are wrong

4. Which is not a part of Guerrilla warfare ?
(A) Dialogue
(B) Hit and Run
(C) Peoples Support
(D) Geographical Knowledge

5. Assertion (A) : USA’s military expenditure increase in recent years accounts for almost half of the world military expenditure.
Reason (R) : The global financial crises and economic recession had little impact on world military expenditure.
Codes :
(A) (A) is true but (R) is false
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(D) Both are wrong

6. Assertion (A) : Indian Government agencies have been working on plans to counter social media radicalisation in India.
Reason (R) : A Whatsapp group of Maulanas has been created to devise a communication strategy to prevent radicalisation of youth.
Codes :
(A) Assertion (A) is correct but Reason (R) is incorrect
(B) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect
(C) (A) is correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(D) (A) is correct but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

7. Wars that seek to capture political power through armed struggle are described as :
(A) Insurgency
(B) Revolutionary war
(C) Civil war
(D) Terrorism

8. Olof Palme’s argument that states can no longer seek security at each other’s expense is understood as the concept of :
(A) Collective security
(B) Human security
(C) National security
(D) Common security

9. Which of the following is not a pillar of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy ?
(A) Addressing the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism
(B) Measures to prevent and combat terrorism
(C) Build state’s capacity to prevent and combat terrorism and to strengthen the role of the United Nations’ System in that regard
(D) No guarantee or respect for human rights and the rule of law

10. ‘The Carabinieri’ are a politicomilitary force in which country ?
(A) Mexico
(B) Spain
(C) Italy
(D) Portugal

11. The First World War was brought to an end by which treaty ?
(A) Treaty of Versailles
(B) Treaty of Trianon
(C) Treaty of Westphallia
(D) Treaty of Saint Germain-en-Laye

12. NMD stands for :
(A) Nuclear Missile Defence
(B) National Military Doctrine
(C) National Missile Defence
(D) Nuclear Military Doctrine

13. (1) When the P-5 all agree to authorize the deployment of a UN peace operations force, problems can still hinder effective UN intervention.
(2) The P-5 tendency to ‘talk the talk’ but not ‘walk the walk’.
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2) are correct and (1) is the rationale for (2)
(B) (1) and (2) are correct and (1) is not the rationale for (2)
(C) (1) and (2) are wrong
(D) (1) and (2) are wrong and (2) is not the rationale for (1)

14. (1) Russia and China obstructed UNSC Resolutions on peace operations in Haiti.
(2) Russia wanted UN endorsement of its own intervention in Georgia in 1994, while China was seeking an apology from Haiti for inviting Taiwan’s Vice-President to the inauguration of Haiti’s new President in 1996.
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2) are correct and (2) is the explanation of (1)
(B) (1) and (2) are correct and (2) is not the explanation of (1)
(C) (1) and (2) are incorrect and (1) is not the explanation of (2)
(D) (1) and (2) are incorrect and (1) is not related to (2)

15. (1) The United States and its European allies had completely different perceptions of the Bosnian conflict.
(2) The European powers saw an ethnic conflict and US saw it as a war started by Serbia.
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2) are correct but (2) is not the reason for (1)
(B) (1) and (2) are correct and (2) is the reason for (1)
(C) (1) and (2) are not correct and (1) is not the reason for (2)
(D) (1) and (2) are not correct and (1) is the reason for (2)

16. The headquarters of the African Union is located in :
(A) Johannesburg
(B) Addis Ababa
(C) Nairobi
(D) Kampala

17. When was the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation established ?
(A) 1949
(B) 1950
(C) 1945
(D) 1940

18. Name the first Prime Minister of Pakistan :
(A) Sikander Mirza
(B) Liaquat Ali Khan
(C) Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
(D) Muhammad Ali Jinnah

19. United Nations “Uniting for Peace” resolution was adopted in the background of which International crisis ?
(A) India-China War
(B) Korean War
(C) Cuban Missile Crisis
(D) Arab-Israeli War of 1967

20. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was established in :
(A) December 1980
(B) March 1976
(C) January 1967
(D) May 1981

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21. Which of the following countries is not a founder member of the United Nations ?
(A) People’s Republic of China
(B) Republic of China
(C) Argentina
(D) United States

22. When did India announce Look EastPolicy ?
(A) 1991
(B) 1992
(C) 1993
(D) 1994

23. Which is the highest body that finalizes India’s Defence Policy ?
(A) Prime Minister
(B) President of India
(C) Cabinet Committee on Security
(D) Joint Chiefs

24. When did the UN Millennium Development Goals end ?
(A) 2014
(B) 2015
(C) 2016
(D) 2017

25. Which set of countries India’s Look/ Act East Policy refer to ?
(C) Indo-Chinese Countries
(D) None of the above

26. Which one of the following is not a determinant of defence expenditure ?
(A) Leadership
(B) Ideology
(C) National power
(D) Public enterprises like post office

27. Under whose Prime Ministership, the Look East Policy got rechristened as Act East Policy ?
(A) Manmohan Singh
(B) Narendra Modi
(C) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(D) None of the above

28. Which set of countries was involved in 1999 war ?
(A) India-China
(B) India-Pakistan
(C) India-Bangladesh
(D) India-Nepal

29. Which country came into existence due to 1971 war ?
(A) East Pakistan
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Myanmar
(D) None of the above

30. What is POK ?
(A) Proof of Knowledge
(B) Pak occupied Kashmir
(C) Power of Knowledge
(D) None of the above

31. What does Aksai Chin refer to ?
(A) Disputed border areas between India and China
(B) Disputed border areas between India and Pakistan
(C) Disputed border areas between Pakistan and China
(D) None of the above

32. In which year chemical weapons convention was signed by India ?
(A) 1995
(B) 1996
(C) 1998
(D) 1993

33. ACWC stands for :
(A) Asian Cyclone Warning Centre
(B) African Cyclone Warning Centre
(C) Arabic Cyclone Warning Centre
(D) Area Cyclone Warning Centre

34. Which one of the following countries used biological weapons in war ?
(A) Iraq
(B) Iran
(C) Russia
(D) Japan

35. One of the following biological agent was sent by post to US politicians in 2001. The name of the biological agent was …………….. .
(A) Plague
(B) Ricin
(C) B. Anthracis
(D) Botulinum Toxin

36. Which one of the following is not a potential biological warfare agent ?
(A) Leukemia
(B) Ebola Fever
(C) Marburg Fever
(D) Smallpox

37. The term “Nuclear Weapon State” (NWS) and Non-Nuclear Weapon State (NNWS) is found in which one of the following treaties ?
(A) Treaty of Westphalia
(B) Treaty of Versailles
(C) Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
(D) Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

38. Under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) how many countries are recognized as nuclear weapon states (NWS) ?
(A) Nine
(B) Ten
(C) Five
(D) Zero—No countries can possess nuclear weapons

39. What are the “Three Pillars” of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ?
(A) Nuclear weapons, Chemical weapons and Biological weapons
(B) Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Peaceful uses of Nuclear technology
(C) Strategic Bombers, Ballistic Missile and Submarine
(D) All of the above

40. Which one of the following countries did not take part in the final Nuclear Security Summit held in 2016 ?
(A) United Kingdom
(B) Russian Federation
(C) Kazakhstan
(D) India

41. The location where Pakistan had tested its nuclear weapons in 1998 was :
(A) Chagai Hills
(B) Lopnor
(C) Khyber Hills
(D) Karachi Test Range

42. Which of the following is not an element of conflict prevention technique ?
(A) Tribunal
(B) Mediation
(C) Good offices
(D) CBMs

43. Cartagena Declaration of 1984refers to :
(A) European Declaration of Refugees
(B) South Asian Declaration of Refugees
(C) Latin American Declaration on Arms Race
(D) Latin American Declaration on Refugees

44. Who was appointed as the first Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister ?
(A) Dr. D. S. Kothari
(B) Dr. Raja Ramanna
(C) Dr. B. G. Nag Chaudhari
(D) M. G. K. Menon

45. The full form of B.E.M.L. is ……… .
(A) Bharat Engineering Machines Limited
(B) Bombay Earth Metals Limited
(C) Bharat Earth Movers Limited
(D) None of the above

46. (1) Unity of Command is less assured in peace operations.
(2) Peace forces are often drawn from a wider variety of troop contributing states than in normal coalition warfare.
Codes :
(A) (1) and (2) are correct and (2) is the rationale for (1)
(B) (1) and (2) are correct and (1) is the rationale for (2)
(C) (1) and (2) are incorrect and (1) is the rationale for (2)
(D) (1) and (2) are incorrect and (2) is the rationale for (1)

47. Which one of the following is known as Laissez faire ?
(A) Right to interfere
(B) A policy of Non-interference by the state
(C) Let individuals be not left alone to do what they like
(D) None of the above

48. What is ‘format war’ related to :
(A) Competition for market dominance
(B) Online gaming
(C) Proper formation of war
(D) Type of software to deal with fake news during war time

49. Choose the correct answer on “FAKE NEWS” :
(A) It is a type of yellow journalism
(B) It is a neologism often used to refer for fabricated news
(C) It is also known as pseudo news
(D) It was known as ‘false news’ until facebook change the term into fake news

50. UNMOGIP was established for which two countries ?
(A) India-Pakistan (Kashmir)
(B) Russia-Georgia (Abkhazia)
(C) Azerbajan-Armenia (Nagorno-Karabakh)
(D) None of the above